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Thursday Poll: What would it take to get you to ditch your Galaxy Nexus?

It’s no secret, Droid Life readers bought the Galaxy Nexus when it was released in impressive fashion. Within a week of it being available, thousands and thousands ditched their “OG” DROIDs and other devices to scoop up the first Nexus on Verizon. This phone really has sort of been the first “must have” since the first Moto DROID landed more than 2 years ago. When it hit stores, it was the first time in years that we saw a massive group of Android enthusiasts flock to a product. And rightfully so, the device is by all means an amazing one. In fact, still to this day (almost 2 months later), I enjoy using the phone and can’t think of a phone that I would replace it with (for now).

But what is it going to take to get you to drop your beloved Nexus? In a smartphone world that is evolving quicker than most of us can keep up with, there is always something major around the corner that attempts to woo you away from the product that sits in your pocket now. HTC and LG have quad-core phones coming soon, Motorola has to have something up its sleeves, and Samsung as you know, has the next flagship Galaxy phone in the works. Can any of the products from these OEMs entice you into dropping the G-Nex? Or are you spoiled and will only purchase another phone if it’s a Nexus?

What would it take to get you to ditch your Galaxy Nexus?

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  • Nexusian

    another moto nexus . 4.65″ HD 3300 mAh 2GB RAM . i want to use everything i can on my phone. i don’t want to dim my screen . i don’t want to limit my location services and i definately do not want to run out of juice at 4:00 pm

  • jr

    A giant battery duck taped to a phone book

  • Trey Fordham

    If apple makes a larger phone, actually changes the design, has a jailbreakable system, can buy it for verizon off contract without losing my data plan, finally makes a 4G phone with decent battery life, and it has to not get roughed up with a terrible marketing campaign. Seeing as all these are highly unlikely it looks like I’m keeping my GNex indefinitely.

  • Keeler

    Another two years. That’s what it will take for me. Having come from an OG Droid, I wasn’t spoiled between then and now with bigger hardware, so for me personally I think I’ll hold on to this puppy until my NE2 is up again.

  • This streaming issue that Google acknowledges is annoying.  Pandora, Spotify or another other streaming audio program constantly reboot the phone.  Seems to be an app issue?  I used to stream  heavily on my old Droid X with ZERO issues.  Surely the new OS has some issues with streaming audio.

    Galaxy Note on Verizon.  Then I would probably switch boats.  Don’t care so much for custom roms. A phone with a better battery life would be great.

  • Alex M Keech

    an iphone

  • Gary Graf

    A similar phone but with a better camera

  • Yellowcanary73

    Any phone that actually  works as advertised. 

  • J Dub

    Another Nexus. Not that I have one now, but if I did I wouldn’t replace it with anything but. Look at Motorola and their lengthy update to ICS. This has been shown time and time again that they take forever to update devices. Not only that non-Nexus devices seem to always come with ton’s of bloat, skins, and bloated services. Even after rooting and uninstalling all the bloat on these newer devices there are still tons of services and background things bloating it up. 

  • Anonymous

    An HTC quad core with ICS. 4.7 inch SLCD 720p screen, high quality HTC design ( I love HTC design, no matter how generic people think it is), No carrier logos on the front, just the htc logo, updated sense that actually looks somewhat like ICS but still keeps the style of sense, 3000 mAH battery, 1-2 gb of RAM, 32 gb internal memory (after the nexus, sd cards are not as important for me), a GOOD gpu, unlockable bootloader, 9-10 mm thick (at most), and good call quality.

    I know a lot of people here are anti-HTC or anti sense but I like it. I feel like adding more RAM or a quad core will definitely fix lag and I like the look of it. 

    • TC Infantino

      I’m with you on this, I have the Rezound and I love HTCs design, look and feel.  If they could have just included a better battery from the factory that would have been so much nicer.  I seem to be one of the few who actually like Sense and I can’t wait until we get ICS with the Sense 4.0 so I can see what new things they have added.

  • Full Of Hart

    It would have to to be a quad core Nexus with a larger battery and not the stupid Droid styling.

  • Anonymous

    A quad core Nexus? Quad core, unlocked bootloader, a good screen (doesn’t have to be huge like the gnex), and running AOSP.

  • Dang025

    ARM 15 cores(preferably 4), at least power vr 544 or 5X or mali 604 gpu, SuperAMOLED PLUS HD screen( True HD would be nice but probaby wont happen for a bit), expandable memory, and at least 1.5 gb RAM.  Unlocked bootloader would be a must of course

  • Raven

    An unlocked phone with a physical keyboard.

  • Anonymous

    How about another Nexus that doesn’t suck at making PHONE CALLS?!?!

  • Waterskier40

    iPhone 5

  • Mike Jones

    A Nexus that the docks are compatible through all versions of the phone. Or a commitment to make the docks work (make a dock for each version) that utilize the 3 pins. HELLO VERIZON!!!

    • Mule0331

      More like hello Samsung. Verizon dont make the accessories.

  • Steve Benson

    Same phone with a better camera and I’d be happy.